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The Obama Presidency in Peril?

The Obama Presidency in Peril?

by | September 16, 2009

President Obama’s presidency is in peril for two primary reasons. The first, his inability to

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Of a Black President, White Children, and Maintaining the Status Quo

Of a Black President, White Children, and Maintaining the Status Quo

by | September 14, 2009

Last week proved quite revealing. It began with the conservative hysteria surrounding Pres

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Enrolling vs. Serving Latino Students

Enrolling vs. Serving Latino Students

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The Obama administration has articulated a goal to return to the top of the international ranki

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What Educators Can Learn from President Obama’s Back to School Speech

What Educators Can Learn from President Obama’s Back to School Speech

by | September 8, 2009

We now know that President Obama’s recent speech to America’s youngest citizens was not, as

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Come on People! What’s the Big Deal about a President Welcoming Students Back to School?

Come on People! What’s the Big Deal about a President Welcoming Students Back to School?

by | September 7, 2009

By Dr. Marybeth Gasman Ronald Reagan did it, George H.W. Bush did it, why can’t Barack Ob

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It’s HBCU Week in Washington DC: Let’s See What the Future Holds

It’s HBCU Week in Washington DC: Let’s See What the Future Holds

by | September 1, 2009

Every year, I attend the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

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The Growing Intolerance Must Be Confronted

The Growing Intolerance Must Be Confronted

by | August 20, 2009

Think about the following: • Former Alaska governor and Republican vice-presidential candidat

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Get and Give All You Can: Advice for New Graduate Students

Get and Give All You Can: Advice for New Graduate Students

by | August 11, 2009

It’s that time of year — new graduate students are setting foot on campuses across

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Navigating the Racial Highway in America

Navigating the Racial Highway in America

by | August 9, 2009

If you want to have a good debate or scare people away, then start talking about race.  The &#

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White Privilege: What if Henry Louis Gates had been White?

White Privilege: What if Henry Louis Gates had been White?

by | July 24, 2009

By now, most enlightened people have heard about the incident involving Harvard University Prof

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Michael Jackson: A Transformative Human Being

Michael Jackson: A Transformative Human Being

by | July 20, 2009

Okay. I will confess that I was a huge Michael Jackson fan! From the time I was a teenager, I r

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Racism, It’s Viral

Racism, It’s Viral

by | July 13, 2009

“To entertain her daughter, Michelle Obama loves to make monkey sounds.” That’

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Paul Quinn College: To Save or Not to Save

Paul Quinn College: To Save or Not to Save

by | July 1, 2009

Recently, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) voted to revoke Paul Quinn Co

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The Flawed Logic of Anti-affirmative Action Bake Sales

The Flawed Logic of Anti-affirmative Action Bake Sales

by | June 25, 2009

The Affirmative Action Bake Sale is used by conservative groups on college campuses to further

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Racial and Religious Extremism Rears Its Ugly Head

Racial and Religious Extremism Rears Its Ugly Head

by | June 24, 2009

Last month, I wrote a column discussing the racial hostility, paranoia and potential violence t

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